This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
More quotes by Alan Watts
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
More quotes about Life
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The universe, at any given point, in any given time, is expanding indefinitely in all directions. So trust me when I say, you are the center of mine.’
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
Zen teaches that if we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform and lighten up about it.
I don’t know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
We are entering an era when we shall create resources which shall be so constantly renewed that the only loss will be not to use them. There will be such a plenteous supply of heat, light and power, that it will be a sin not to use all we want. This era is coming now. And it is coming by way of Water.
I have some wonderful friends from the Mideast that are as red, white and blue as anybody you know, that have been harassed, and I think it’s a terrible, terrible thing.